Events 2015

Guesthouse, Shandon, Cork ( 1 PM)

Closing event with Sunday lunch at the Guesthouse with screening of 16 mm film works from Filmwerkplaatz Rotterdam by Taiwanese artist in residence Lichun Tseng and additional works by Esther Ulrus and Daan de Bakker.

Tseng uses the time-based medium of 16mm celluloid film to capture apparently formless objects. Working with this now rarefied medium, Tseng creates concentrated works where images are captured to reflect on ephemeral subjects of motion, being and time/spacelessness. Her work is technically beautiful and well realized, she is one of the few contemporary artists making new and relevant work in this difficult medium.

Lichun Tseng is a Taiwanese artist currently based in Rotterdam and an active member of WORM Filmwerkplaats. She will present her new film work with additional works by fellow Filmwerkplaats artists Esther Ulrus and Daan de Bakker.
The collaborative and shared technical knowledge and facilities at Filmwerkplaatz is essential for fostering new work by a current generation of artists re-exploring this medium.


We cordially invite you to PROTO-LINGUISTICS - an afternoon of neolithic feasting, tongue-tugging tales, new sound art and live performance. The event features new and re-formulated works by Mick O'Shea and Adrian Favell (as LEXICOMETER), Catherine Harrington (Channelling Sessions), Claire Guerin, Danny McCarthy and Katie O'Looney (as The lost haiku) and new drawings by Suzy O'Mullane.

This event is curated by Eiko Honda and Catherine Harrington. It marks the close of their current curatorial residency ELECTROMAGNETIC at The Guesthouse, Cork.

Event Schedule:


Sunday 4th January

2pm - 6pm

@The Guesthouse, Cork

2pm: Event opens

2pm - 3pm: Drinks + a Neolithic Feast will be served.

3pm - 3.15pm: Presentation by curators - Eiko Honda and Catherine Harrington

3.30pm - 3.50pm: 'Divine Lexicon' by Mick O'Shea and Adrian Favell (as LEXICOMETER)

4pm - 4.20pm: 'Channelling Sessions' by Catherine Harrington

4.30pm - 4.50pm: Claire Guerin, Danny McCarthy and Katie O'Looney (as The lost haiku)

5pm - 5.50pm: Closing performance: TBC

6pm: Event closes


Sat 24th Jan 6pm

Guesthouse Artist in Residence - January 2015.

'Headspace : Permission to Listen' - a live performance and video screening.

Saturday 24th of January @ 6pm.


reason of journey
to listen
does space speak
hostage speed
fevering steps
adjusting places drift
boys fighting
passion on the streets
interfering noise
defining deeper
murmuring masses
confessions of sound


Artist Biography
Sinéad O’Donnell has worked in performance, installation, site and time-based art for the past 15 years. Originally from Dublin and based in Belfast, Sinéad studied sculpture at the University of Ulster, textiles in Dublin and visual performance and time-based practices at Dartington College of Arts, graduating with distinction in 2003.

Her work explores identity, borders and barriers through encounters with territory and the territorial. She sets up actions or situations that demonstrate complexities, contradictions or commonality between medium and discipline, timing and spontaneity, intuition and methodology, artist and audience. She uses photography, video, text and collage to record her performances, which often reveals an ongoing interest in the co-existence of other women and systems of kinship and identity.

Sinéad’s practice is nomadic and travel has broadened her cultural perceptions and influenced her artistic sensibilities regarding time and space. She is active on the Belfast performance art scene working with local organisations to foster performance art activity and supporting emerging artists in her community.

Recent work has been presented at 'Art of the Lived Experiment', Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK, ‘Voices Travel’, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (2014), ‘Asiatopia’, Bangkok Arts & Cultural Centre, Thailand (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, (2013), Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, (2012), Southbank Centre, London (2012).

Sinéad is an ArtsAdmin ( and Flax Art Studios ( associate artist.

Eiko Honda and Catherine Harrington Sinéad O’Donnell